Dr. Ward Buster, DO

Dr. Ward Buster, DO

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Ward Buster, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Athens, OH and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.

75 Hospital Dr Ste 230

Athens, OH 45701

Contact Information

(614) 533-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Buster performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Buster's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Advocate Bromenn Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buster's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buster to family and friends
18 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Buster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Buster handled my emergency tumor resection 9 years in 2007. He was punctual, caring & precise about the procedure. The follow up visit in his office was also handled in an efficient & satisfactory manner. I had some special requests to his staff since I was in from Europe and they obliged. ...more
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The first time my husband had surgery buster did great this second has been so awful my husband has only seen the doctor 1 time since his surgery in December that was about 30 days later which my husband still has swelling then theyou schedule him another appt in march then they cancel and...more
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